Many people shy away from the number 13.Â It’s unlucky.Â Some people are even afraid of it. But there are times when the number 13 just shines.Â Take a baker’s dozen, for instance.Â Getting an extra donut in your box isn’t such a bad thing, is it? And on this day, the number 13 sparkled … [Read more…]
The first day of school is always exciting. You get to use your brand-new backpack and lunch box for the very first time. You get to wear your brand-new clothes that Mom has said “no” to every day since you bought them. You get to color with those brand-new crayons that have NEVER BEEN USED. … [Read more…]
It’s a day of first…and lasts.Â It’s the first day of school, and that means Trey’s LAST FIRST day of elementary.Â I”m still wondering when I ended up with a fifth grader.Â I’m pretty sure I was changing that boy’s diapers last week. But the calendar begs to differ, so it’s off to school we … [Read more…]
I arrived home from Africa just a little over 24 hours ago, and already reality is hitting me full in the face.Â That, and the fact that I’ve been awake since 2:30 A.M. trying to readjust to the Central Time Zone, and WHAM!Â My mission trip is O-V-E-R. Tonight was Meet the Teacher Night at … [Read more…]
This was truly one of the longest days of my life.Â Literally. All 48 hours of it. Yep, that’s right.Â I got to experience an extra-long day thanks to the glory of air travel across multiple time zones. And although I left a large chunk of my heart in Africa with those precious children, I … [Read more…]
DATELINE: Somewhere in Northwestern Uganda.Â 10:28 P.M. Village time.Â That’s 2:28 P.M. CST for those ofÂ you keeping score at home. THE FIRST GOOD-BYE Today – as we’ve been reminded numerous times on this trip – is Chris’ birthday!Â It is also the day she and Maddie and Cindy leave for home.Â We will definitely … [Read more…]
DATELINE:Â Near Byali, Uganda.Â 10:43 P.M Village time.Â That’s 2:43 P.M. CST for those of you keeping score at home. I’M IN DE-NILE! This morning our team had a wonderful and unique opportunity.Â Because Cindy leaves tomorrow, she needed some time alone with the children to explain to them about what is happening over the … [Read more…]
DATELINE:Â Village of Hope, near Biyali, Uganda.Â 7:09 P.M. Village time.Â That’s 11:09 A.M. CST for those of you keeping score at home. THE MISSION BEGINS! This was our first full day at the Village. We enjoyed a breakfast of french toast – which may simply be fried sweet bread – but it was REALLY … [Read more…]
DATELINE:Â August 10, 2010.Â 7:52 A.M. Village of Hope time.Â That’s 11:52 P.M. CST on August 9 for those of you keeping score at home. THE VILLAGE OF HOPE! There wasn’t an opportunity to write yesterday so I will try to capture the experience from the perspective of a new day.
DATELINE:Â Gulu, Uganda.Â 10:15 P.M. Gulu time.Â That’s 2:15 P.M. for those of you keeping score at home. WORSHIP What a day!Â What an amazing, incredible, glorious day!Â A day filled with the joy of the Lord and His incredible presence here with us!